Tony Ferris

Rochdale Paragon:
CEO & GRC Revolutionist

Financial Summit
Theme: The Art & Science of Balancing Risk & Reward

My mission is simple and focused: have a positive influence on as many lives as I possibly can. To effectively lead an organization, expertise and experience are imperative, as are passion, perseverance, and a willingness to embrace and learn from past mistakes.

Lack of identity is the root of failure with so many individuals and organizations. It is only in finding and embracing your story that you can not only be unapologetically authentic, but also define your mission, objectives and actions. Articulating and connecting purpose and values into a meaningful and effective story is how we show our true selves to the outside world.

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”     –Maya Angelou

I have spent my entire career in financial services and leadership. For the past 14 years, I have partnered with and guided C-Suite professionals to identify the unseen, implement the difficult, and create sustainable solutions that maximize results. I take great pride in becoming a confidant and true and trusted partner. Above all else, I’m inspired by my work family performing at their very best, pushing me to lead in more impactful and innovative ways every day.

At Rochdale Paragon our mission is to partner with credit unions and make a true difference in their ability to reach their personal and organizational goals. Our purpose is to proactively garner clarity around the business and compliance risks and uncertainties to drive insight and value-driven solutions in order to effectively focus on what is truly important and shut out the confusion in today’s hectic world so that you can focus on growing your business while maintaining the assurance that you are not going to get blind-sided. THE AUTHENTIC RISK MANAGEMENT EXPERTS!